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Professor David Hill AO

Former Cancer Council Victoria CEO, (2002-2011)

Professor David Hill AO

Professor David Hill, AO, is a behavioural scientist whose career at Cancer Council Victoria started in the 1960s and spanned 44 years. In 1986 he was appointed as the founding Director of the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, the first such centre in the world, and then went on to become Chief Executive Officer until his retirement in 2011.  

In addition to serving on several national and international committees and taskforces in cancer prevention he also served a term as President of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) from 2008 to 2010, playing an important role in reducing the global burden of cancer. 

As author or co-author of over 200 scientific articles in medical, public health and psychological literature, his published work covers topics from smoking prevalence and reduction to efficacy of breast self-examination and trends in skin cancer prevention.   

In 2001, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for ‘services to the promotion of community health, particularly in the development of cancer awareness and prevention programs’. Then in 2009, he was awarded Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for his work fighting cancer in Victoria, nationally and internationally over many decades.